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How far right Republican Tim Donnelly became the GOP favorite in California
LA Daily News ^ | Jessica Calefati

Posted on 04/12/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix California’s public school system. Another is a firebrand — a conservative California assemblyman and former anti-immigrant “Minuteman” who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2012 for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Ontario airport.

Although some California Republican leaders had seen the moderate, Neel Kashkari, as the GOP’s candidate of the future in a deep blue state, Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly is pummeling him, according to a surprising new Field Poll.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; adapt; amnesty; ca2014; california; evolve; jessicacalefati; kashkari; minuteman; neelkashkari; rand; timdonnelly

1 posted on 04/12/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Californian moderates have such a great victory history. Anyone remember Elizabeth Emken? No, me neither.


2 posted on 04/12/2014 3:58:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

There is a mention of Tim hurting Jeff Denham’s race. Hopefully he loses when he tries to distance himself from Donnelly. Michael Medved had Denham on his show to sell amnesty. It was like Hannity with Rubio’s infomercial for amnesty.

A caller from asked him Jeff if he thinks that his amnesty bill will cause a wave of illegals. Denham ignored the question and talked about how patriotic these people are.


3 posted on 04/12/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The nice guys? Yeah, we already tried them and got buried. If we’re going to get beat either way, let’s at least go down throwing heat.


4 posted on 04/12/2014 4:08:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Even in a hardcore blue state there are people who are fed up with liberals, moderates, and those who appease to leftist politics. Californians are suffering from the effects of a leftist-run government, and instead of being a shining example of the economic greatness of America, it’s been turned into a liberal, politically correct economic craphole!


5 posted on 04/12/2014 4:11:25 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
former anti-immigrant “Minuteman”

Slander. Par for the course in the MSM.

6 posted on 04/12/2014 4:11:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Medved has no listeners, luckily.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: dowcaet

Amen to your characterization of our once great State. I was born here long ago and have seen it turn into a cesspool. The of the fatal flaws in our system is the doctrine “one man one vote.” The doctrine means just everybody from no matter where votes and guess who they vote for?-The GOODIE MEN!


8 posted on 04/12/2014 4:15:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: skeeter

“One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix California’s public school system. Another is a firebrand — a conservative California assemblyman and former anti-immigrant “Minuteman” who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2012 for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Ontario airport.”

I like the way the totally unbiased way the the neutral reporter describes the two candidates.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 4:20:44 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Anti-immigrant?

Since when are illegal aliens immigrants?

Go Tim.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: skeeter

Isn’t Medved conservative? He’s on Salem radio, which also has people such as Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Mike Gallagher, at least on my local station these others are on.

I don’t hear any of them regularly due to work anand other activities. But I thought Medved was a conservative, perhaps I’m mistaken.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 4:42:16 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Well, we can scratch this guy from the support list of the California Republican leadership, and the RNC... What? Are you joking me?

Hope he has deep pockets.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 4:42:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“Far Right”?


13 posted on 04/12/2014 4:44:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dowcaet
I'm a native Californian and I'm not suffering. None of my friends, family, former co-workers and acquaintances are suffering. We are all middle class with university+ education. Even the "poor" in Watts and Oakland are FAR better off than the middle classes of the rest of the world.

Politics don't change much, even in the golden state.
Folks rave and rant, scream and holler, but if they did their economic homework, that is, education, job, savings, etc., they are just fine.

Screaming and carrying on makes them feel better, I suppose, but, other than that it serves no purpose other than to show the world how SPOILED they are.
They remind me of Calvin and Hobbs.

14 posted on 04/12/2014 4:44:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well he’s probably as conservative as Prager and Hewitt. (Gallagher I just don’t get).

If one believes that the USA’s problems can be solved by electing a few more Republicans, they might be your kind of conservatives.

I think it’s way too late for their kind of solutions.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 4:49:45 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Nope; Medved is just another go along to get along IDIOT.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 5:02:06 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: cloudmountain

I would disagree with that assessment of California. I think it is changing quickly. My son is 19, and when he started high school at his private Christian high school, most of the kids were prett,y conservative. My daughters are 3 grades below him, and now most of the kids are very liberal.

When we first bought our home 20 years ago, we coukd easily do it on our engineer salaries and then we could afford for me to quit working. My son chose to go to college in Texas because it will help him get a job in Texas where he will be able to buy a house on his salary. He would not be able to buy one in California.

Then there are the multitude of little laws that are increasingly limiting our freedom from not being able to have a fire to plastic bag bans.

When our daughters graduate from high school next year, we will move out of California and probably to Texas.


17 posted on 04/12/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: cloudmountain

I forgot to mention that my husband was laid off 2 years ago, and the cost of living is getting to us. Our savings will go much further in Texas.


18 posted on 04/12/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: dowcaet

Not here in CA. Brown is already up something like 30 points. Write CA off. And if they are fed up (not according to the polls here) they aren’t gonna jump ship.

CA is a lost cause.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 5:54:11 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: luckystarmom

You will love Texas. Lots of CA license plates here...lol. We just want the conservative ones ;)

Best of luck...with the college years and the (possible) move to TX.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 5:57:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
...said Larry Gerston, a political-science professor at San Jose State,“If Donnelly prevails, it indicates that the fiscal conservatives, the evangelical conservatives and the Tea Party conservatives control the party and leave Republicans with little opportunity to succeed in the long run..."

In other words, the candidate who scores a scant 3% support has a greater "opportunity to succeed in the long run". Is that what this "intellectual authority" is trying to say?

21 posted on 04/12/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Jane Long

I grew up in Texas. I can’t wait to get back. My husband will miss California’s natural beauty, but he can always go on vacation when he misses it.


22 posted on 04/12/2014 6:05:23 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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Kashkari voted for Obama in 2008.

‘Nuff said.

Go Tim Go.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 6:08:37 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: cloudmountain
I see you never talk to the “lower classes” in the labor market; people like heavy duty truck drivers, equipment operators, concrete workers, carpenters, plumbers, welders etc. ad-nausium.
I would be willing to bet you have one of those really hard jobs; like creative consultant or contract administrator that require a high level of key board skills and the ability to use 30 dollar words where a simple yes or no would do.
You sound like an over educated Santa Monica snob to me.
Just in case it never enters into your closed little world, the people who provide the goods and services you would find life very difficult without, are having a hard time of it out there.
I am also a native Californian, been here for the last 65 years and I worked with those people every day.
I heard about and had to work with the regulations they had to labor under; the taxes from workers comp to business licensing, hireing regulations to ridiculous law suits, permitting process's to corrupt officials.
For the last 30 years at least, the state of California has made working people's lives as miserable as possible short of driving them all out.
The ones who could leave have left and taken an awful lot of jobs and skills with them. California has become a well fare joke in all the more normal states.
We never have enough money to fix the pot holes in the roads, but we always have the money for a clean needle program for drug addicts and condoms for K-12 kids?
We always have money in the budget for free breakfast, lunch and supper for the illegal aliens in our taxpayer funded schools but not enough to repair and maintain bridges and infrastructure?
We are currently paying some of the highest taxes in the world, so where is the money going?
Whats wrong with the current government in Sacramento that they could take what used to be a state with an economy larger than a lot of entire countries and turn it into a net debtor third world sh#thole?
When you elect idiot socialists and Stalinist’s and you have a newer population that is only interested in free stuff this is what you get.
24 posted on 04/12/2014 6:19:56 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: cloudmountain

“...I’m not suffering.
None of my friends, family,
former co-workers and
acquaintances are suffering...”
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You are truly blessed.


25 posted on 04/12/2014 6:28:07 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Medved’s a liberal turned capital R Republican. Its obvious conservatives embarrass him.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 6:30:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Viennacon
Anyone remember Elizabeth Emken?

What name did she go by?

27 posted on 04/12/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

Senator to be... or not.


28 posted on 04/12/2014 6:47:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I think CA voters are sick and tired ofliberals, I think they are seeing states like Texas eating their lunch. The Golden State is now the Fool’s Gold State.


29 posted on 04/12/2014 6:50:12 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Jane Long

That’s the thing though. I hope Perry could shut up and just say “Texas sucks and we’re all racist rednecks” so the libs wouldn’t go there. That’s my plan too eventually. At least pass a law that only conservatives and non-Dumocraps can become residents on TX.


30 posted on 04/12/2014 6:56:10 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
“This is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party,” said Larry Gerston, a political-science professor at San Jose State. “If Donnelly prevails, it indicates that the fiscal conservatives, the evangelical conservatives and the Tea Party conservatives control the party and leave Republicans with little opportunity to succeed in the long run. If Kashkari can break through, it would be a sea change, and for the first time in 30 years, the party would show that it has some control of the middle.”

I guess he doesn't remember Arnold Whatshisname.

31 posted on 04/12/2014 7:20:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Liberal California Republicans are little more than roadkill. It is a truism that people rarely vote for the candidate of one party who runs on the platform of the other party.

That is, Republicans don’t vote for Republicans who support Democrat ideas, and vice versa. But liberal California Republicans seem to be just as incapable of pattern recognition as are Democrats.

When they act and vote conservative, they provide a *contrast* to liberal Republicans and radical Democrats. And people like a choice in who they vote for. They like contrast. And they will vote for contrast.

When liberal California Republicans get trounced in the polls, their inclination is exactly wrong. They say, “Oh no! We must become *more* liberal!” And time and time again it does not work.

They are stuck on stupid.


32 posted on 04/12/2014 7:39:11 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Except the current left wing Democrat Governor, Jerry Brown has a 59% positive job approval rating at the moment.


33 posted on 04/12/2014 10:47:34 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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To: Nero Germanicus

Hey, Nero Germanicus- Who reported Moonbeam’s favorable job approval rating? Do ya know, Nero?


34 posted on 04/12/2014 10:57:33 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Repeal The 17th
You are truly blessed.

We truly are. I give thanks to our good Lord every single day by trying to lead a good life. On occasion I succeed.

35 posted on 04/13/2014 7:01:07 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: luckystarmom
When our daughters graduate from high school next year, we will move out of California and probably to Texas.

Best of everything to you.

One of my very oldest friends lives in Robertson county, Texas, and I visit her three or four times a year. I'm seeing her next month.
The only bad thing there is the FIRE ANTS. Nasty little buggers, from South America, via Florida. HARD to kill. They even even kill livestock.

36 posted on 04/13/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: luckystarmom
I forgot to mention that my husband was laid off 2 years ago, and the cost of living is getting to us. Our savings will go much further in Texas.

Yes, they will.

I know the pain of husband-layoff. It happened to my husband in hiring: no one wanted to hire a middle-aged, white male, especially an over-qualified one. He was out of work for months. Terrible!

Again, best of everything and watch out for those fire ants.

37 posted on 04/13/2014 7:09:29 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: 5th MEB
I see you never talk to the “lower classes” in the labor market; people like heavy duty truck drivers, equipment operators, concrete workers, carpenters, plumbers, welders etc. ad-nausium.
You are wrong. I grew up blue collar.

I would be willing to bet you have one of those really hard jobs; like creative consultant or contract administrator that require a high level of key board skills and the ability to use 30 dollar words where a simple yes or no would do.
Wrong again. I was a teacher.
I learned the key board because my mother has been a business teacher.

You sound like an over educated Santa Monica snob to me.
Just in case it never enters into your closed little world, the people who provide the goods and services you would find life very difficult without, are having a hard time of it out there.

If your brains were as big as the chip on your shoulder, you might have a chance.
Speaking of "closed little worlds" yours in a HUMdinger.

My husband and I also lived in Saudi Arabia for five years because of his engineering skills. He was SO smart, 10 times smarter than me. From over there we traveled the world. I am home now and a widow.
Seek the Lord to find your own peace. There is only peace through Him.

===========================
I am also a native Californian, been here for the last 65 years and I worked with those people every day. I heard about and had to work with the regulations they had to labor under; the taxes from workers comp to business licensing, hireing regulations to ridiculous law suits, permitting process's to corrupt officials. For the last 30 years at least, the state of California has made working people's lives as miserable as possible short of driving them all out. The ones who could leave have left and taken an awful lot of jobs and skills with them. California has become a well fare joke in all the more normal states. We never have enough money to fix the pot holes in the roads, but we always have the money for a clean needle program for drug addicts and condoms for K-12 kids? We always have money in the budget for free breakfast, lunch and supper for the illegal aliens in our taxpayer funded schools but not enough to repair and maintain bridges and infrastructure? We are currently paying some of the highest taxes in the world, so where is the money going? Whats wrong with the current government in Sacramento that they could take what used to be a state with an economy larger than a lot of entire countries and turn it into a net debtor third world sh#thole? When you elect idiot socialists and Stalinist’s and you have a newer population that is only interested in free stuff this is what you get.

Get a life and try not to hate others for having one.

38 posted on 04/13/2014 7:25:06 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
"One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix California’s public school system."

Anyone who says this is a liar, fraud or ignoramus. Government schools can not be "fixed", as socialism is unfixable. How is he going to create jobs in the face of the overwhelmingly Democrat/Commie legislature?

39 posted on 04/13/2014 7:58:00 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: 5th MEB

What gets me is that both the rich and the poor are squeezing out the middle class. The poor want the freebies, and the rich are into all the social stuff like gay rights, antiwar, global warming.

My poor kids have to watch what they say about Christianity at their Chrstian school. It would be so much worse in public school. My son is loving going to college in Texas and my daughters can’t wait to leave California.


40 posted on 04/13/2014 8:26:37 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: RedHeeler

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/04/am-alert-jerry-browns-job-approval-climbs-to-new-high.html


41 posted on 04/13/2014 10:56:23 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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To: Nero Germanicus

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/ca/california_governor_primary-4252.html


42 posted on 04/13/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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To: luckystarmom

Hit the nail on the head the first time.
Hard to understand having to watch your mouth and opinions about being a Christian in a Christian school; but political correctness has invaded every corner of the society, particularly any type of educational institution.
I made the mistake of retiring here several years ago, just finally got the farm turned into a going concern 2 years ago, hate to think I will let the leftists and lazy drive me out of my native state.


43 posted on 04/13/2014 4:51:17 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: cloudmountain

Again, best of everything and watch out for those fire ants.


The fire ants have disappeared because the Ebola virus killed them off. Leftist Californians rely wouldn’t like Texas and should stay away. ;-)


44 posted on 05/27/2014 11:23:21 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: fifedom

rely => really (doh)


45 posted on 05/27/2014 11:25:29 AM PDT by fifedom
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